1906 The Orange Fairy Book
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition, first impression of this work.
Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, a vignette title page, seven colour plates, seventeen monochrome plates, and thirty-three in-text engravings.
'The Orange Fairy Book' is the tenth book in Andrew Lang's monumental 'Fairy Book's series.
This orange volume contains tales from Jutland, Rhodesia, Uganda, and other various European traditions.
The stories include 'The Magic Mirror', 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Enchanted Wreath', 'The White Doe', and more.
Andrew Lang is best known for these collections of fairy tales, and was an avid collector of folk and fairy tales. He was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic.
Illustrated by Henry Justice Ford, a noted English illustrator who is best known for his beautiful illustrations for Lang's works.
Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Juor Novello'. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, 'To .... Davies, from his affectionate friend and namesake, .... Davies'.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. A little discolouration to the spine and to the rear board. Small amount of bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A very small amount of cockling to the rear board. Some minor marks to the boards and spine. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are very lightly age-toned and clean with only a few light handling marks and a couple of light spots. Small black smudge to pages 67 and 71.
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